Solid Advice When Trying To Invest In Commercial Real Estate

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Commercial real estate and residential real estate are two separate worlds. The tactics you use to locate and buy residential will have no use for you in the realm of commercial property. Use the tips we lay out in this article if you want to find the best deals around on the commercial properties you want.

If your future rental property or apartment complex allows you to host a yard sale or garage sale, ask them if you’re allowed to post your signs within the complex such as light poles or tree stumps. Some property managements do not allow the display of any sort of advertisements publicly.

Commercial real estate is a wide market that can be quite profitable to invest in. You cannot expect to get rich quick though from this kind of investment, but if you have the time that it takes to profit from this type of property, you are going to be quite pleased with the results.

When negotiating a commercial real estate lease, you should steer away from getting person guaranty. If you can’t prevent getting person guaranty, you should make sure it expires before the first lease term ends when a lease extension option occurs. In addition, it should only have a fixed dollar amount.

Short sale auctions may seem to be quite alluring, but prepare yourself to lose out on the house by being over bid at the last minute. There are many people who have lost out on a home at the very last minute for slightly more money than what they had bid.

One of the most important metrics that an investor can use to judge the attractiveness of a commercial property is the NOI, or Net Operating Income. To calculate NOI, subtract first-year operating expenses from the property’s first-year gross operating income. A good investment will have a positive NOI, which indicates that the property will bring in more cash than it will require to operate and maintain it.

If you and your broker are negotiating a piece of commercial real estate that you want and receive a poor offer, do not dismiss. Initially, you will usually not get the best price, as this is a typical haggling method. Talk with the seller and try to reach a compromise.

Make sure to evaluate the neighborhood, as well as how the area will develop. Location is almost always the most important key in finding the right commercial property. Attend open houses and talk to neighborhood home owners who can give you some tips about their neighborhood. An honest answer will always come from people who live there.

Now that you realize just how separate the worlds are, you can begin to approach the market of commercial real estate through a narrower, more enlightened path. As long as you can use these tips in any of your dealings, you should have no trouble whatsoever coming out on top.


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15 thoughts on “Solid Advice When Trying To Invest In Commercial Real Estate

  1. 1. Deferred taxes is a non-cash item that has to be adjusted like it is another working capital item (e.g inventory, AP, AR). If it goes up, then it is taxes you pay and cash goes up. If it goes down, then visa versa.

    2. This is only for equity accounted entities. Cost accounted profits are only recognized when cash is received. Equity accounted is based on a net pro-rata basis. Net income therefore has to be reduced by the undistributed equity-accounted earnings (e.g. $20 in equity income means your FCF are $20 lower than the income statement).

    3. Minority interests. This is money owned by a consolidated, but not 100% owned subsidiary. It is non-cash. Since this is a "negative" balance, the FCF is higher than net income because you still have the cash and really distributed it to minority holders.

    B. Net Interest Expense includes a tax benefit. For example, say that taxes are 30%. You have a $100 bond outstanding that you pay 10%, simple interest ($10/year). This costs you $7 ($10 interest, $3 tax benefit). So you have to adjust the net income for that tax shield as if you were unlevered. You must add back the tax shield (which is tax rate x the interest expense).

    FCF Net Income +/- change in working capital +/- non-cash items + tax shield on debt (and other Financing and Investment cash flows) – capex.

  2. "As I understand, net income is whatever money you take in before operating expenses"

    No. First is "Sales" or "Gross Profit", then you subtract the direct costs (cost of the product and all costs directly linked to sales). This is your "Net Profit". Then you subtract your indirect expenses (office help, rent, everything you tie directly to the sales). This gives you the "Net Income".

    "Net" anything is always AFTER you do something else.

  3. 12.In the circular flow of expenditure and income
    a. both households and firms purchase goods and services in goods markets.
    13. Which of the following statements is false?
    a. Transactions where households buy final goods and services occur in the resource market.
    14. Which of the following is true regarding the circular flow diagram?
    d. III only
    15. The circular flow diagram shows that
    a. the total amount of income generated by the economy equals the total purchases of final goods and services.
    16. In the circular flow model the money received by a car maker when it sells a car goes to
    a. the workers who helped build the car, the owners of firms who sold materials to the car maker, and the rest stays with the firm.
    17. In the circular flow model, retained earnings are considered to be
    a. saving by households that are loaned back to firms.
    18. Net taxes are equal to
    c. taxes paid – transfer payments.

    Pl note some questions are not upto the highest standard or rigor and could be ambiguous.

  4. Reporting the interest is required, even if you have other losses.

    You must amend, and you must the interest when you amend.

    Since you must amend anyway, you might as well also the loss when you amend.

  5. What is in these lines?

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  6. It's true. You need "earned income" (wages, NET self-employment income, etc.), or surprisingly, alimony, to fund a retirement plan like a Roth IRA, SEP-IRA, or Traditional IRA. Your regular and Roth IRA contribution limits are 100% of earned income or $5,000 ($6,000 age 50 and older), whichever is less. SEP-IRA limits are 20% of (net self employment income less 1/2 of self- employment tax), or $49,000, whichever is less. Other retirement-planning investment options could include:

    1. Annuity (Variable or Fixed). Much like a non-deductible traditional IRA, earnings, if any, grow tax-deferred until withdrawn, and a 10% IRS early-withdrawal penalty may apply to earnings withdrawn prior to age 59 1/2. No contribution limits except those that may be imposed by the insurance company.

    2. Mutual Funds and/or Brokerage Account. If like to avoid probate at your death, you can title these as Transfer on Death accounts with one or multiple beneficiaries.

    Find a strategy you can embrace and invest systematically, monthly, for example, regardless of all the "noise" bound to hear in the media.

    Hope that helps.

    On behalf of all of your responders, who take the time and to help questioners in this free Yahoo! community, THANK YOU in advance for taking the time to choose your "Best" Answer. We really appreciate it.

    DISCLAIMER: While the information in this response was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, its accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. The opinion voiced in this answer is for general information only and it shall not be construed as tax, legal, or investment advice for any individual. Questioners are urged to consult with their professional advisers before making any decisions regarding their finances

    Bradley Mann, EA, CFP®, BCE
    Enrolled Agent | Admitted to Practice before the IRS
    Financial Planner™ Practitioner

  7. Not got much time for people with religious belief as it is unintelligent thought. He fitted into that mould as far as I was aware. Lot of respect for Malcolm though-takes a real man to admit to his mistakes.Shame George Bush do the same and bring them troops home..

  8. Something like:

    "I love you like a younger sister"???

    Be advised that I used an online translator, and it may or may not be completely accurate.

  9. In the single-step statement, just two groups exist: revenues and expenses. Expenses are deducted from revenues to get net income (single step).

    Gross profit 100

    Operating 20

    Net income 80

  10. remove the and

    colanth: then i guess his question is misleading, for this kind of 3 times submit rather just using php only – in case of the user turn off the javascript,

  11. Hi, you can translate "Tutti noi lavoriamo in casa (no need to say nella casa, in casa already means inside)", if you prefer you can even say "Noi tutti lavoriamo in casa" but this form is more formal, we usually say tutti noi. (3rd version: noi lavoriamo tutti in casa)
    ps: tutti di noi is not correct because "we all" means the whole it would becorrect if you say "some of us" (alcuni di noi) meaning only a of the group.
    ciao ciao